LONDON (May. 14)
A special meeting of major Anglo-Jewish organizations will be held soon in Britain to publicize the current wave of anti-Semitic incidents in Germany, it was announced here today at a meeting of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.
The meeting also decided to ask Dr. Hans Schlange-Schoeningen, newly-appointed West German consulegeneral in London, to publicly disassociate himself from anti-Semitism. In addition, Dr. Schlange will be asked to promise aid to Jews in Germany and to assist them in speeding up the restitution program.
Several speakers urged the Board to protest Dr. Schlange’s appointment as an “act of treachery against the millions of Jews alaughtered during the Hitler regime.” Dr. Abraham Cohen, president of the Board, opposed the move, He suggested that the “strongest steps” be taken if charges of anti-Semitism against the German consul are proven, but added that “reliable Jewish sources in Germany” had asserted that Dr. Schlange had disavowed his public anti-Jewish statements and had actually helped Jews during the Nazi regime.
The parley also adopted a resolution expressing gratification at the British Government’s extension of de jure recognition to Israel, and the hope that this development would lead to a peaceful solution of the problems outstanding between Israel and the Arab states. However, the delegates also expressed concern at Britain’s continuous arming of the Arab states, while it denied Israel the right to purchase arms here.
An extensive discussion was also held on recent developments in relation to the Mosleyite Union Movement.